HEALTH-BOOSTING SCENTS

Perfume is well known as a powerful mood-booster. Why? Your olfactory system is directly wired to the limbic center – the emotional heartland of the brain – causing a flood of happy memories with every spritz. But a clever choice of scent can also have a positive impact on your health, from easing stress to getting a better sleep. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a feel-good fragrance. 

LEMON:
BRAIN-BOOSTING

Got a big meeting? Citrus smells, particularly lemon, orange, and grapefruit can help reduce stress and nervous tension. Research shows that cognitive performance and mood spikes when wearing a citrus scent.

TRY:

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin,
Miller Harris, Citron Citron,
Acqua di Parma Cologna Pura
Clarins Eau de Jardins
Health Boosting Scents - Lemon

ROSE:
ANXIETY EASING

From calming the nervous system to improving mental strength, inhaling rose produces an anxiolytic-like effect (anti-anxiety) similar to diazepam.

TRY:

Byredo Rose Of No Man’s Land, 
Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile
Jo Malone Red Roses,
Prada Les Infusions Rose,
Chloe Roses de Chloe,
Lancôme Tresor Lumineuse

Aerin Evening Rose
Yves Saint Laurent Paris

SANDALWOOD:
DE-STRESSING

Warm, woody and comforting, sandalwood has a lingering quality that makes it the perfect sophisticated unisex fragrance.  Traditionally, sandalwood has been used as a meditative aid and natural sedative. Recent studies showed the heady aroma reduced anxiety in palliative-care patients.

TRY:

Guerlain Samsara,
Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule,
Estée Lauder Sensuous,
Chanel Bois des Iles,
Diptyque Tam Dao,
Byredo Mojave Ghost
Health Boosting scents - Sandalwood

VANILLA:
SPIRIT LIFTING

Vanilla is one of the most favored scents, with top brands from Tom Ford to Annick Goutal all using this covetable, sensual fragrance note. Scientists have linked smelling notes of vanilla to experiencing elevated feelings of joy and relaxation.

TRY:

Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise,
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille,
Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille,
Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise,
Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidée Vanille,
Dolce & Gabbana The One,
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé,
Givenchy Dahlia Noir,
Thierry Mugler Angel,
Burberry Body,
Arquiste Parfumeur The Architects Club
Health boosting scents - Vanilla

JASMINE:
SLEEP AIDING

The scent of jasmine increases the brain waves associated with deep sleep, leading to a more restful night and greater alertness the next day.

TRY:

Aerin Ikat Jasmine, 
Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile,
Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge,
Bvlgari Jasmine Noir,
Gucci Bloom
Health Boosting Scents - Jasmind

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